Thursday, February 01, 2007

Elizabeth Maris (b. February 3, 1664/65)

Today's featured relative in my database is my maternal 9th-great grandmother, Elizabeth Maris.

Elizabeth was born February 3, 1664/65 in Worchestershire, England, the daughter of George and Alice (________) Maris. She emigrated with her family to Pennsylvania in 1683. Elizabeth married on 5th day 6th month 1685 at Darby MM in Chester Co., PA to John Mendenhall, son of Thomas and Joane (Stroade) Mendenhall. John was born August 30, 1659 in England and died August 19, 1758 in Chester Co., PA. Elizabeth died 1708 in Chester Co., PA.

This family was Quaker and I need to verify that the dates I have have been properly converted. They are also in the ancestry of U.S. President Richard M. Nixon.

Known children of John and Elizabeth (Maris) Mendenhall are as follows :
i. Aaron Mendenhall b. September 20, 1690, d. April 4, 1765 East Caln, PA, m. Rose Pierson
ii. George Mendenhall b. June 14, 1686 Chester Co., PA., d. 1758
iii. John Mendenhall b. April 3, 1688 Chester Co., PA., d. 1758 Berkeley Co., VA, m. Susannah Pierson.

I descend from John and Elizabeth (Maris) Mendenhall, through their son John, as follows :
John Mendenhall and Elizabeth Maris
John Mendenhall and Susannah Pierson
Mordecai Mendenhall and Charity Beeson
Charity Mendenhall and Aaron Mills
Henry Mills and Hannah Woodward
Hannah Mills and Isaac S. Poe
Elizabeth Caroline Poe and Nathan Thomas Beals
Pearl May Beals and Charles Wilson Lambertson
Clemon Beals Lambertson and June Kirk Davis (my great-grandparents)

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